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Danielle Schroder Blog Posts

How to Get Long-Term Disability Benefits If You Cannot Work Due to Fibromyalgia

April 07, 2014
by Danielle Schroder

Our firm regularly represents individuals who have been denied short or long term disability insurance (STDI or LTDI) benefits. Some individuals have debilitating physical injuries, which clearly prevent them from performing their jobs. More often, individuals come to us because they have a condition such as fibromyalgia, which has no identifiable cause and is accompanied by a host of symptoms. ... more->>

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Legal Protection For Wisconsin Employees Whose Health Conditions Affect Their Work

February 12, 2014
by Danielle Schroder

Medical conditions complicate both personal and professional life, and can adversely affect work performance in myriad ways: You may be falling asleep at work, unable to concentrate on tasks, more irritable or operating at a slower pace. At least initially, you may not be able to identify the specific cause of your declining performance. Still, if you believe a health condition is affecting your ... more->>

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Super Lawyers Recognizes Eleven Hawks Quindel Attorneys

January 02, 2014

Hawks Quindel, S.C. is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have achieved a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, has named four of the firm’s attorneys as Super Lawyers and seven as Rising Stars for 2013. Super Lawyers uses a patented process to create a list of exceptional attorneys, which those seeking legal counsel can ... more->>

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The Clock is Ticking on Your ERISA Disability Benefits Claim, Supreme Court Rules

December 30, 2013
by Danielle Schroder

An insurance company’s initial denial of short or long term disability insurance benefits isn’t the final word. If an insurer determines you are ineligible for ERISA disability benefits, you have the opportunity to appeal the decision – first, internally to the plan administrator, and then to the court. While you should submit strong, comprehensive evidence of disability to the insurance carrier,... more->>

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If My Doctor Says I’m Disabled, Can My Insurance Company Deny Disability Benefits?

August 16, 2013
by Danielle Schroder

Employees who must stop working due to a health condition often do so at the direct advice of their healthcare providers. When this happens, they typically apply for short and/or long term disability benefits to help them secure income during their recovery period. Occasionally, however, employees are surprised to hear the disability insurance company has denied them disability benefits despite ... more->>

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CAN AN INSURANCE COMPANY DENY ME LONG-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE BENEFITS WHEN I CANNOT PERFORM THE SPECIFIC DUTIES OF MY JOB?

February 14, 2013
by Danielle Schroder

Employer-sponsored long-term disability insurance (LTDI) policies provide income to employees who are unable to perform their job for an extended period of time, typically six months, due to injury or illness. Your entitlement to benefits depends on a number of factors, including your functional limitations, i.e. your medical condition’s impact on your ability to perform physical and mental tasks... more->>

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LEGAL SECRETARY WITH REDUCED WORK HOURS IS ENTITLED TO UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

January 07, 2013

On November 26, 2012, the Labor and Industry Review Commission (LIRC) affirmed an Administrative Law Judge’s decision that a legal secretary did not voluntarily reduce her work hours, so she remained eligible for unemployment benefits. Attorney Danielle Schroder represented the employee, and a copy of the decision may be found here.On April 16, 2012, the employee, a 17 year employee of Nussberger... more->>

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SCHRODER RECEIVES FELLOWSHIP FROM THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

November 02, 2012

Hawks Quindel is pleased to announce that the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section selected Attorney Danielle Schroder to participate in the Young Lawyer’s Division Fellowship Program. Ms. Schroder will serve as a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee for a two-year term, and she will attend the 2013 National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law in ... more->>

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YOUR EMPLOYER MAY NOT TERMINATE YOU FOR ASSERTING YOUR RIGHTS TO RETIREMENT, HEALTH OR DISABILITY BENEFITS

September 13, 2012
by Danielle Schroder

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that the anti-retaliation provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) protect employees who make informal complaints concerning benefits due to them under employer-sponsored benefit plans.In George v. Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 18571 (7th Cir. Sept. 4, 2012), Victor George, an ... more->>

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SCHRODER SECURES UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEE WHO WAS FIRED FOR REFUSING TO WORK UNDER HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS

August 29, 2012

On August 3, 2012, the Labor and Industry Review Commission (LIRC) issued a decision finding a former employee of Stoughton Trailers eligible for unemployment insurance benefits and reversing an administrative law judge’s (ALJ) decision that the employee was discharged for misconduct connected with his employment. Attorney Danielle Schroder represented the employee in a two-day hearing on the ... more->>

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